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March 24/25: What to watch, where to go

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Tottenham at Chelsea

ESPN Deportes, 5:25 a.m./ESPN2, 5:30 a.m.

Flailing Spurs have fallen out of the top three for the first time since … well, it's been months, and defeat to fellow Londoners Chelsea could jeopardize their Champions League aspirations. The fifth-place Blues are only five points back with nine games to play and had been streaking before Wednesday's loss to Man City.

Also

Wigan Athletic at Liverpool, Fox Soccer Plus, 7:55 a.m.

Aston Villa at Arsenal, Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

Manchester City at Stoke City, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 10:30 a.m.

Queens Park Rangers at Sunderland, Fox Soccer Plus, 2 p.m.

Everton at Swansea City, Fox Soccer Channel, 3 p.m.

Blackburn at Bolton, Fox Soccer Plus, 4 p.m.

Wolverhampton at Norwich City, Fox Soccer Plus, 6 p.m.

Scottish Premier League

Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Aberdeen, Fox Soccer Plus, noon

Australian A-League

Newcastle Jets at Sydney FC, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AS Roma at AC Milan

Fox Soccer Plus, 10 a.m.

Mighty Milan looks to build on its lead in the Scudetto race. The Romans sit just outside the top five -- just outside a European berth next season -- and can catch Udinese, Napoli or Lazio with the right results. Replays: Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m.

Also

Udinese at Palermo, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 12:30 p.m.

Spanish La Liga

Barcelona at Mallorca, GolTV, 10 a.m.

Real Sociedad at Real Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 11 a.m.

Valencia at Getafe, ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m. and 1 a.m.

German Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen at Schalke 04, GolTV, noon

CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

Canada at United States

Mun2 and Universal Sports Network, 4 p.m.

Joe Corona scored three goals as the U.S. flexed impressively in a 6-0 rout of Cuba in the Group A opener. A real challenge might not be issued until the semifinals.

Also

Cuba vs. El Salvador, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 1:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake

Prime Ticket, 6 p.m.

The Goats are playing fine defense but haven't done nearly enough to score. Now they look to turn it around against MLS's top club -- and without their finest forward. Replays: KWHY/Channel 22, 7:30 p.m.; Prime Ticket, 2 a.m.

Also

San Jose Earthquakes at Toronto FC, MLS Direct Kick, 10 a.m.

Portland Timbers at New England Revolution, MLS Direct Kick, 1 p.m.

Montreal Impact at Columbus Crew, MLS Direct Kick, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire, MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.

D.C. United at Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS Direct Kick, 7 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Toluca at Guadalajara

Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 6 p.m.

Chivas has bounced back after a horrid start to the Clausura, is unbeaten in league play the past five weeks and has climbed from last (18th) to 12th in the standings. Too bad Marco Fabian and Erick Torres are off with the Olympic team, although neither has scored like expected.

Also

Estudiantes Tecos at Monterrey, Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 3:55 p.m.

Gallos Blancos at Santos Laguna, Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 6 p.m.

Atlante at San Luis, Galavision, 7:30 p.m.

Atlas at Club Tijuana, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 8 p.m.

Argentine Primera B Nacional

Gimnasia de Jujuy at River Plate, GolTV, 8 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

SMALL-SIDED SOCCER

MLS Copa Bud Light 6v6

Bell Gardens Sports Complex, 9 a.m.

A one-day, 64-team knockout involving some of the best 6-on-6 sides in the region, with the winner in a 5:30 p.m. final heading to next month's national finals at Home Depot Center. Former Mexican national-team star and Galaxy striker Luis Hernandez signs autographs at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Inter Milan at Juventus

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Juve has tied as many games as it's won, which is why the Turin giant is four points behind AC Milan despite being unbeaten in Serie A play. Disappointing Inter, wracked by rumors of locker-room discontent, is unbeaten in its last four games, all competitions. Replay: Fox Soccer Channel, midnight.

Also

Bologna at Atalanta, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:30 a.m.

Catania at Napoli, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:55 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.

Scottish Premier League

Celtic at Rangers, Fox Soccer Channel, 5 a.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven at Ajax Amsterdam, ESPN Deportes, 6 a.m.

Spanish La Liga

Malaga at Espanyol, GolTV, 7:30 a.m. and midnight

Sporting Gijon at Athletic Bilbao, GolTV, 9:30 a.m.

Atletico Madrid at Real Zaragoza, ESPN Deportes, 10 a.m.

English Premier League

Newcastle United at West Bromwich Albion, Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

English Championship

Blackpool at Reading, Fox Soccer Plus, 10 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Girondins de Bordeaux at Paris Saint-Germain, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

UANL Tigres at Pumas UNAM

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 11 a.m.

The past two Mexican champions collide in the battle of collegiate powers, although suburban Monterrey's Tigres -- fourth overall at 6-1-4, heading into the weekend -- has been far more powerful than Mexico City's Cats, who are 13th at 2-4-5, fading in the postseason chase.

Also

Cruz Azul at Puebla, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 10:55 a.m.

Brazilian Campeonato Paulista

Palmeiras at Corinthians, GolTV, noon and 9:30 p.m.

Argentine Primera Division

Lanus at Boca Juniors, GolTV, 4:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City

Galavision, 4 p.m.

MLS's Game of the Week sends the Hoops, missing Brek Shea and probably David Ferreira, against the Eastern Conference favorite/leader.

Also

Colorado Rapids at New York Red Bulls, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m.

CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

Mexico vs. Honduras

Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 4 p.m.

The battle for the Group B title (necessary to avoid the U.S. in the decisive semifinals) is between the expected sides, both of them impressive winners in Friday's openers.

Also

Honduras vs. Panama, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 1:30 p.m.